Get Help Paying Your Energy Bill

Behind on paying your heating bill? Worried about having your home energy shut off? Apply today for heating bill assistance.

  1. If it is between November 1 and April 30, apply for heating assistance through Colorado’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). Click here or call toll-free 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) for an application. LEAP is federally funded and managed through the county offices of the Colorado Department of Human Services.
  2. If it is between November 1 and April 30, and you have a letter from LEAP saying you do not qualify for LEAP assistance, you may still apply for heating assistance through Energy Outreach Colorado’s partner agencies. Click here or call 1-866-HEAT-HELP to find an agency near you. Energy Outreach does not provide direct help to individuals.
  3. If it is between May 1 and October 31, LEAP is not accepting applications, but you can apply for heating assistance through Energy Outreach’s partner agencies. Click here or call 1-866-HEAT-HELP to find an agency near you. Energy Outreach’s statewide network of assistance organizations is funded all year.

Heating Bill Assistance Information

  • To qualify for heating assistance through LEAP, you must meet income eligibility, pay heating costs to an energy company, and be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • If you do not qualify for LEAP, you may still qualify for heating assistance through Energy Outreach; however, please apply through LEAP first.
  • If you qualify for heating assistance, your payment will be applied directly to your utility company account.
  • Heating assistance will cover a portion of your utility bill, not the entire amount, so continue to make monthly payments, and consider making payment arrangements with your energy utility.
  • You may only apply for heating assistance from LEAP and Energy Outreach Colorado once a year.
  • Energy Outreach is a private non-profit agency that raises heating assistance funds from individuals and organizations; these funds are distributed through our partner agencies.
  • Energy Outreach does not provide direct help to individuals. Energy Outreach typically contributes additional funding to LEAP to increase the average benefit per Colorado household.

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